Family

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by LYAT MELESE (United States)

August 2020

Change is unexpected. 

Like the day I was told we were moving to America. 

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by TULA SINGER (Cuba)

August 2020

My mother came into the kitchen with a blank face. "We're leaving," she said. "We're going to move in with Ahmad in New York." 

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by OTTAVIA PALUCH (Canada)

August 2020

People evaporate.

But not as quickly as water.

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by LEE GAINES (United States)

August 2020

you have learned there is both good and bad about where you live.

you have learned the stubbornest people on the planet are Southern. 

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by EVE DONALDSON (United Kingdom)

April 2020

"But Dad, a dog is the animal for me - 

I'll take him for walks and I'll make him his tea."

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by AMALIA COSTA (United Kingdom)

April 2020

We act like we're pleasantly thrust together instead of a family bound by grief and love. 

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A TAKEN SEAT AT AN EMPTY TABLE

by AMALIA COSTA (United Kingdom)

April 2020

We act like we're pleasantly thrust together instead of a family bound by grief and love. 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

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by MAY ZHENG (United States)

December 2019

Air sticks to my skin, 

like honey. mosquitos circle my ankles and wrists

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by SIRIN JITKLONGSUB (Thailand)

December 2019

These are the scents I will take with me when I leave this house.

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by MERIT ONYEKWERE (United States)

December 2019

When Uchechi’s voice crackles with laughter and her almond brown eyes crease . . .

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by SAACHI GUPTA (India)

December 2019

There’s a moment in kindergarten when I realize that the other grandparents don’t smile.

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by MELISSA XU (United States)

September 2019

I grew up eating an excessive amount of eggs. Actually, that’s a little misleading.

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